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N.C. State gets new plant scientist, expands at N.C. Research Campus

Tsung-Fu Hsieh

N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute continues its expansion efforts by adding another established scientist to its team at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. Dr. Tzung-Fu Hsieh (pronounced: “Zung Foo Shay”) joined the institute in August 2012 and is developing a research program centered on the biological systems of flowering plants, including fruits and vegetables. With the addition of Hsieh, N.C. State now employs nearly 50 faculty and staff in Kannapolis.

N.C. 4-H’ers awarded more than $68,000 in scholarships

Students from across the state have received 4-H scholarships from the North Carolina 4-H Development Fund to attend institutions of higher learning. The foundation has awarded 76 scholarships to students from 45 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. The total amount of 4-H scholarships awarded this year, including renewable scholarships, cash awards through 4-H cumulative records programs and scholarships to attend national 4-H competitions, amounts to $68,450.